Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

24 Hours in NYC

So I went up to NYC for a little getaway for my 10th anniversary. (we’re headed somewhere warm on a nice four nighter next month) First we went to NEO for some GREAT Japanese food. Take a look at the pic of this tuna dish with avocado sauce on DoYouLoveit.com. Then took a walk down [...]

Going to The Allman Brothers at The Beacon

I am getting so psyched to see one of my favorite bands, The Allman Brothers, at The Beacon Theatre in NYC tomorrow night. I usually go every year and meet up with my boys from college, but this year I’m taking the wife for my 10 year anniversary. Wow, time flies. Well, I’m a happy [...]

A Brand is a Terrible Thing to Waste

I’ve recently been seeing a lot of ads from the area’s largest luxury jeweler, Smyth. But it’s not what you might think. These aren’t ads for Rolex or Tag Heuer watches. It’s not about Hearts On Fire or Martin Flyer. These are ads for buying scrap gold. Yes, just like you see from the scores [...]

Is the Customer Always Right?

I was watching Jeff Bezos on Charlie Rose the other day and there was one quote that really struck me. He was asked about Ebay and other competitors and he said, “Don’t obsess over your competition, obsess over your customers.” I appreciate that and thought about it for a while. The guy is brilliant – [...]

I Can Status Update 250,000 People

So I wrote in a previous post that we had a crazy Facebook Fan page. That was in November when it was at 90,000 fans. Now it just hit 250,000. We started it a year ago this month, and in 3 1/2 months it’s grown by 160,000 people (almost triple). Pretty ming blowing stats. We’re [...]

Phish Reunion

So Phish is reuniting in Hampton, VA this weekend.  I used to see Phish back in college – first in 1990 at The Bayou in DC (which has since closed) and then at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.  Both very small venues.  In Atlanta, you could walk right up to Fishman and then walk back [...]

Credit Crisis? How About Market Opportunity!

So the Dow is getting crushed and even gold is leveling off and everybody wants to know what is going on. Well, I don’t have a crystal ball, and I’m not sure what’s going on either, but I here’s a video that my friend tweeted that explains it pretty well – a little long but [...]